2018/2019 Spanish Primera División
  • Diego Godín (45')
  • Filipe Luís (60')

Atletico Madrid go top of La Liga after seeing off Real Sociedad

Atletico Madrid players celebrate after a Diego Godin goal against Real Sociedad. Getty Images

Atletico Madrid climbed to the top of La Liga with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Real Sociedad on Saturday, easing the pain of their humbling 4-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek.

Defender Diego Godin broke the deadlock right at the end of the first half, sliding to the ground to pounce on a loose ball after the visitors had failed to properly clear a pass from Argentine Angel Correa.

Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis sealed the win on the hour mark, smashing the ball into the top corner with his right foot after creeping into the area from the left-hand side and cleverly holding off a challenge from a defender.

Atletico lead the standings on 19 points after 10 games, although champions Barcelona could climb back to the summit if they beat Real Madrid in Sunday's 'Clasico', while Alaves will also move ahead of Atletico if they win at home to Villarreal.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 27 +43 63
2 Atletico Madrid 28 +20 56
3 Real Madrid 28 +17 54
4 Getafe 27 +12 45
5 Alavés 28 0 44
6 Sevilla FC 28 +11 43
7 Valencia 27 +7 39
8 Real Betis 27 -1 39
9 Athletic Bilbao 28 -3 37
10 Real Sociedad 28 0 36
11 Eibar 28 -2 35
12 Girona 28 -6 34
13 Espanyol 28 -9 34
14 Leganes 28 -7 33
15 Levante 28 -11 31
16 Real Valladolid 28 -16 29
17 Villarreal 27 -6 26
18 Celta Vigo 28 -11 25
19 Rayo Vallecano 27 -19 23
20 Huesca 28 -19 22